Bruce Wright


Bruce Wright
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Senior Scientist, Chilkat Environmental, 2013-present

Senior Scientist, Knik Tribal Council, 2010-present

Senior Scientist, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (APIA), 2005-present

Project Manager, APIA, Native American Lands Environmental Mitigation Program, 2010-current

Project Manager, Tanadgusix Power Corporation, TDX Village Power Group 2009-2010

Project Manager, APIA, 7 Generations, Environmental Education Project 2006-2009

Principal Investigator, APIA, Sand Point Wind Farm Bald Eagle Monitoring 2006-2009

Program Manager, APIA, Energy, 2005-current

Principal Investigator, APIA, Testing and Monitoring for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Aleut Communities, 2006-2014

Principal Investigator, APIA, Oil Spill Capacity Building, Preparedness and Monitoring Project, 2005-08

Director, Conservation Science Institute, 2001-2012

Chief, Office of Oil Spill Damage Assessment & Restoration, NOAA, 1989 – 2001

Program Manager, Alaska Predator Ecosystem Experiment, NOAA, May 1995 – July 2001

Project Manager, Alaska Shark Assessment Program, NOAA, 1998 – 2001

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Alaska Southeast, 1989-2001

Fisheries Biologist/Habitat Biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 1978-1989

Wright, Bruce A. 2013. Great White Sharks in Alaska, 2nd Edition.

Wright, Bruce A. 2013. Passenger Pigeons and Their Extinction.

Wright, Bruce A., 2011. Alaska Predators, Their Ecology and Conservation. Hancock House Publishing. 119 pages.

Wright, B.A. and P. Schempf (Eds.). 2005. Bald Eagles in Alaska. Bald Eagle Research Institute.

Rice, S.D., R.B. Spies, D.A. Wolfe, and B.A. Wright (Eds.). 1996. Exxon Valdez oil spill symposium proceedings. American Fisheries Society Symposium Number 18.

PAPERS……. About 20
Wright, B.A., E. Donat and R. RaLonde. 2013. Life-threatening risk from paralytic shellfish poisoning in Dungeness crab in Southeast Alaska. See at

Wright, B.A, 2013. Sunburned Arctic seals. 5th International Conference, Contemporary Problems of Oriental Studies, The Far Eastern State University of Humanities, Khabarovsk, Russia.

Wright, B. A., B. Hirsch and J. Lyons. July 2012. A better use of wind energy in Alaska and applicability for Russian villages. Indian Journal of Energy. Vol.1, No.1.

Wright, Bruce A. 2012. Harbingers of Climate Change, Dominance of a Top Predator, Pacific Sleeper Sharks and Greenland Sharks. In; Biological Diversity and Ecological Problems in Priamurie and Adjacent Territories. Regional Scientific Work with International Participants, Far Eastern Federal University for the Humanities. Issue 3.

Wright, Bruce. 2010. Salmon Swimming Against Multiple Threats. Science 19 March 2010. Vol. 327. No. 5972, p. 1452a.
Wright, Bruce. 2010. Predators Could Help Save Pollock. Science 5 February 2010: 642.

Costa, Pedro Reis, Keri A. Baugh, Bruce Wright, Raymond RaLonde, Natalia Tatarenkova, Stacey M. Etheridge and Kathi A. Lefebvre. 2009. Comparative determination of paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) using five different toxin detection methods in shellfish species collected in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Toxicon: 54 (2009) 313–320.

Wright, B.A. 2009. Chukchi Sea Ice Out, In: Thoreau's Legacy: American Stories about Global Warming. Penguin Classics. New York, N.Y.

Okey, T.A., B.A. Wright and M. Brubaker. 2007. Climate change, trans-oceanic fisheries impacts, or just variability?: Salmon shark connections. Fish and Fisheries. Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 359 – 366.

Okey, T.A. and B.A. Wright. 2005. Sufficient fuel taxes would enhance ecologies, economies, and communities. Ecological Economics 53 (2005) 1– 4.

Wright, B.A. and P. Schempf. 2005. The book on bald eagles. pages 8-14. in: Wright, B.A. and P. Schempf (Eds.). 2005. Bald Eagles in Alaska. Bald Eagle Research Institute.

Wright, B.A. and T.A. Okey. 2004. Creating a sustainable future? Science 304(5679):1903.

Okey, T. A. and B. A. Wright. 2004. Toward ecosystem-based extraction policies for Prince William Sound, Alaska: integrating conflicting objectives and rebuilding pinnipeds. Bulletin of Marine Science. 74(3): 727-747.

Heiman, M., B. A. Wright, et al. 2000. Contaminants in Alaska: Is America's Arctic at Risk? A white paper published by the Department of the Interior and the State of Alaska.

Wright, B.A., J. W. Short, T. J. Weingartner, P. J. Anderson. 2000. The Gulf of Alaska. In: Seas at the Millennium: An Environmental Evaluation. Ed. C. Sheppard. Elsevier Science Ltd.

Wright, B.A., and L. Hulbert. 2000. Shark abundance increases in the Gulf of Alaska. PICES Press Vol. 8, No.2, July 2000.

Wright, B.A. 2000. The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Response, Damage Assessment, Restoration and Continued Effects. pages 55-61. in: What Should We Learn from Oil Spills? Preparatory Committee for the Japan Environmental Disaster Information Center, Global Environment Information Center, Tokyo, Japan.

Short, J.W., K. A. Kvenvolden, and B.A. Wright. 2000. Response to Comment on “Natural Hydrocarbon Background in Benthic Sediments of Prince William Sound, Alaska: Oil vs. Coal.” Environmental Science and Technology. 34, 2066-2067.

Short, J.W., K. A. Kvenvolden, and B.A. Wright. 1999. Natural Hydrocarbon Background in Benthic Sediments of Prince William Sound, Alaska: Oil vs. Coal. Environmental Science and Technology. 33, 34-42.

Loughlin, T.R., B.E. Ballachey, and B.A. Wright. 1996. Overview of Studies to Determine Injury to Marine Mammals Caused by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. in Rice, S.D., R.B. Spies, D.A. Wolfe, and B.A. Wright (Eds.). 1995. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Symposium Proceedings. American Fisheries Society Symposium Number 18.

Where to find Bruce Wright online


Bald Eagles in Alaska
Price: Free! Words: 150,840. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Ornithology
We believe this book is still the best compilation of information about Bald Eagles in Alaska and therefore will be useful to scientists, resource managers, students and the public. Therefore we are pleased to offer this compilation to major libraries in Alaska and via the internet.
Alaska Predators: Their Ecology and Conservation
You set the price! Words: 42,020. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Nature
The beauty of this book, Alaska Predators, Their Ecology and Conservation, is that the information will be useful to the non-scientist and scientist alike. This is truly a book that will be used in the university classroom and also will be appropriate on the coffee table in any home.
Great White Sharks in Alaska, 2nd Edition
You set the price! Words: 44,680. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Ocean life, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
This, the 2nd edition of Great White Sharks in Alaska, includes more information and accounts mostly by fishermen with great white sharks, but you will appreciate the remarkable photos in this edition. Most people seem surprised they occur this far north, but anyone who understands sharks would have predicted their being here; but they are and this is where you can share in the Alaska adventure.
Passenger Pigeons and Their Extinction
Price: Free! Words: 20,300. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Life Sciences / Microbiology
An introduced disease caused the extinction of passenger pigeons, even if other factors exacerbated the population crash on various scales. In this book I will present an overview of what we know about passenger pigeons, and will provide evidence and present a disease model that helps explain how disease was the preeminent cause that led to the rapid and complete elimination of passenger pigeons.
I Can't Say
You set the price! Words: 182,320. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » International business
Armed with the information found in a desert hideout and with my extensive research skills, I secured information that was shocking; I learned where Jimmy Hoffa rests, where a stash of biological weapons are stored in Antarctic caves and three H-bombs are still embedded in the shoreline of a remote Alaska beach. Now you know why it took me 10 years to brave publishing this book.